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feathernoun [C]

 us   /ˈfeð·ər/
one of the long, light objects that cover a bird’s body, having soft fibers along each side of a thin, stiff, central stem
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feathernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfeð.ər/  us   /ˈfeð.ɚ/
B2 one of the many soft, light things that cover a bird's body, consisting of a long, thin, central part with material like hairs along each side: peacock/ostrich feathers feather pillows (= those containing feathers) The bird ruffled its feathers.

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featherverb [T]

uk   /ˈfeð.ər/  us   /ˈfeð.ɚ/ specialized
to turn oars (= poles with flat ends used to move a boat) so that the flat parts are horizontal above the water while you prepare for the next pull
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Translations of “feather”
in Korean 깃털…
in Arabic ريشة…
in Malaysian bulu…
in French plume…
in Russian перо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羽毛, 翎毛…
in Italian piuma…
in Turkish tüy, kuş tüyü…
in Polish pióro…
in Spanish pluma…
in Vietnamese lông vũ, lông (chim)…
in Portuguese pena…
in Thai ขนนก…
in German die Feder…
in Catalan ploma…
in Japanese 羽, 羽毛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羽毛, 翎毛…
in Indonesian bulu…
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